Bitner Vineyards 2008 "Matthew" Red Dessert Wine
(Snake River Valley, Idaho; $37)
actually go well with a range of cheeses so stock up with Perl Las, Gorau Glas and Boxburgh blue cheeses, plus some Gorwydd or Caerfai Caerphilly and some Llangloffan or Hafod Cheddar.
Among the most common dessert wines
today, some are fortified with additional alcohol (Port, Sherry and Madeira, all of which have long shelf lives), some are sparkling and very light in body (the low alcohol and semi-fizzy, highly fashionable Moscato, which loses its zip within three to four days, even if tightly re-capped), while the majority are white and contain varying quantities of "residual sugar" left after fermentation (rieslings and chenin blanc-based wines, or concentrated generally oak aged nectars made from the influence of "noble rot" on semillon and sauvignon blanc, like Sauternes; all of which store well after opening for a few weeks).
Waitrose wine buyer Ken Mackay was the exception, and the retailer started selling the dessert wine
at a discounted price of 14.
A good dessert wine
is the perfect accompaniment to today's dish - I'd recommend Sauternes from Bordeaux in France but nearly every wine-making country in the world has a few good dessert wines
produces six table wines and six dessert wines
that are all made from fruit harvested within a few miles of the winery.
In the typical dessert wine
scenario, the appropriate dose of beads is spread among several nylon mesh bags that are placed in a hot water and sugar solution to rehydrate and reactivate the yeast.
The Sheffield Cellars' sweet cream sherry of California took the honor of Best Dessert Wine
While the resultant dessert wine
enjoyed a fine reputation in Europe throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, thanks to the marketing and distribution efforts of the Dutch East India Company, not all Cape wines fared so well at first.
The vineyard produces 11,000 bottles of Syrah a year and 5,000 bottles of Muscat, a dessert wine
Thanisch Erben Muller-Burggraeff has introduced a special dessert wine
, available for the winter/holiday season: Rudolf Muller Riesling Eiswein 2004.
What about Chateaux Margaux, Lafite or Haut Brion, La Tache or other great burgundies, let alone that lush dessert wine
, Chateau d'Yquem?